BLIND SPOT PRESS
5 1/2 out of 6 stars.The album is so strong overall that it’s hard to pick something out, but it’s especially good when Lemons and Berkowitz sing in duet. ‘Blind Spot’ is described by the record company as ‘60’s retro sound,’ but that falls short. The eleven original compositions go far beyond virtuosity and great humor and turn the album into something which brings absolute, timeless fun. Music loving people will find this album very dear to the heart.
A seamless melding of blues, soul, and Americana styles, coupled with introspective songwriting. Berkowitz has earned renown as one of the West Coast’s most distinctive harp players, as well as for his sharp, resonant tenor. Lemons is a recovering addict who blogs freely about her previous life on the other side of the tracks… “Blind Spot” serves up an energetic palate of modern blues by a pair of talented musicians who also possess an eye for clever and thoughtful songwriting.
The third time’s the charm, it’s an example of how you get more sure footed and willing to break down fourth wall as your chops deepen. Kind of a retro soul date, with this set under their arms, they can tell anyone that asks if they have real jobs to kiss their asses. If this ain’t while soul/blues from the heart and gut they sure have me fooled. Smoking stuff throughout.
A sweet set from San Francisco’s finest male/ female duet-fronted band…. there’s a sense of adventure that’s hard to miss. ‘Blind Spot’ is enjoyable on intellectual as well as emotional and physical levels- a trifecta, you might say.
Lemons’ vocals are spot on, with Laura Chavez on lead guitar (on ‘Take the Long Road’) and Berkowitz harp contributions are notable…. ‘Supernatural Blues’ has a great feel, with Lemons and Berkowitz laying down a solid duet and crisp guitar riffs by Lamson….Very cool … a real nice release.
Guarantees a feast of vocals and sharp-witted rhythms … their third album, ‘Blind Spot’ has a retro feel …. We are not travelling through the flat lands of one twelve bar tune after another. Lemons & Berkowitz know how to make the sound a fascinating listen.
As a band you are nevertheless blessed when you have two top soul singers …. And the voices of this pair fit together exactly as in the past with other soul duos like Billy Vera and Judy Clay… The Lucky Losers is a band in which all elements are spot on. Songs and instruments all exude a very authentic and impressive soul sound.
The album features 11 original compositions that explore various facets of their life’s journey …their vocal duet approach presents the songs with passion and finesse.
The Lucky Losers’ advice is to stay on the road and surround yourself with good people. The Lucky Losers have done so. They are the cream and will begin their own rise to the top with this fabulous new recording.
Gritty and funky …. Most of their songs are built around their strong vocals, either duet or solo, and a devotion to the ‘60’s/’70’s Stax/Volt/Hi Records sound. They do that exceptionally well, including a vein of the psychedelic blues that came along at that point, and lots of modern, electric grooves.